What is the Haverford Music Festival?
The Haverford Music Festival (HMF) is a showcase of music of all genres featuring talented artists, musicians and performers from Haverford Township and the surrounding area. The festival is a rain or shine event. There are four stages operating continuously. The event draws about 15,000 people to the center of Havertown for a day of music and fun. HMF serves as the primary fundraiser for the Haverford Township Civic Council, which provides funding for projects that enhance the quality of life in Haverford Township.
The Official Beer and Wine Garden at the Oakmont Stage on East Hathaway Lane is cosponsored by the Haverford Township Civic Council and the Havertown Rotary. All proceeds of the official beer garden go to community projects.
New this year! The Official Beer Garden at the Darby Road Stage is sponsored by Kelly Music for Life. Net proceeds from the Tiki Bar help fund the construction of a year-round music performance and arts venue on Eagle Road in Havertown.
Food vendors offer a variety of culinary delights and local businesses showcase their goods and services. Please patronize our vendors and businesses that support the Haverford Music Festival!
Where is it?
The Haverford Music Festival is held outside on a closed section of Darby Road and on the grounds of The Oakmont School / School District of Haverford Township Administration building (50 East Eagle Road, Havertown, PA 19083) and indoors at The Rock (19 E. Eagle Rd.)
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When is it?
Saturday September 10, 2016 Noon to 9:30 pm Rain or Shine.
Oakmont Field Stage – Noon to 9:30 pm
Darby Road Stage – Noon to 7:00 pm
Eagle Road Stage – Noon to 6:00 pm
The Rock Stage ( 19 E. Eagle Rd. )– Noon to 6:00 pm
What are the rules of the event?
The Haverford Music Festival is family friendly. Strollers are welcome in all areas except the beer gardens. All alcohol sales and consumption is restricted to the designated beer gardens. Open containers of alcohol are not permitted outside the beer gardens, on the street or fields. Attendees are not permitted to carry in alcoholic beverages, glass containers, weapons, explosives or fireworks. Bags, backpacks and coolers will be inspected at entry points. Due to school regulations, there is NO SMOKING and no dogs or other pets permitted on school property, including the Oakmont Field Stage and WHHS Eagle Rd Stage areas.
Where can I park?
Parking lots are limited in Havertown. Public lots near the event include Darby Road just West of Eagle Road and another lot on Benedict Avenue across from the Oakmont Fire House. If parking on the street, please be courteous to homeowners. Do not block driveways or park on posted streets. Your car may be ticketed and/or towed.
Who benefits from the event?
The Haverford Music Festival is a fundraiser for the 501c3 non-profit Haverford Township Civic Council. Net proceeds from sponsorships, vendors and donations benefit non-profit member groups in Haverford Township such as the Haverford Township Free Library, MusicWorks, Tree Tenders, the Adult School, Haverford Partnership for Economic Development, The Grange Estate, The Havertown Rotary and others.
How can I help?
We need volunteers to make this event a reality. Please consider a volunteer position for a couple of hours to help in areas such as vendor or stage assistance, grounds crew, and set-up or take-down. Go to the Volunteer page to review positions available and sign up.
Applying to perform at the festival:
We want to extend a special shout-out to all the performers that provided us with such a wide variety of excellent music and entertainment in the past. To give new acts the chance to play, performers cannot appear in consecutive years. Artists who appeared at the 2016 Haverford Music Festival are ineligible to apply for 2017.
Applications for the 2017 Haverford Music Festival are now closed. The 2018 application will be open in February 2018. And will be found here.
NOTE: Performer applicants are volunteering to perform for no fee and no expense reimbursement.